Bond Selloff Boosts Lure of Italy, Spain

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Southern European bond yields have risen sharply. It may be time to take a closer look at Italian and Spanish debt.

Eurozone Growth, Confidence Slide, Surveys Show

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The eurozone’s economy slowed and consumer confidence weakened for the second straight month in May, according to surveys.

China Factory Activity Still Weak

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An initial gauge of China’s factory activity showed further sluggishness in May, though efforts to reinvigorate the economy appear to be cushioning the downward slide.

Hanergy Shows No Goldin Moment for Hong Kong Stocks

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The share collapse of Hong Kong high flyers Hanergy, Goldin Financial and Goldin Properties is a reminder of the limits of passively managed money in unevenly regulated markets.

Fed Looks Past June for First Rate Rise

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Federal Reserve officials at their April policy meeting said in the most explicit terms yet that they are unlikely to start raising short-term interest rates in June, as seemed possible when 2015 began.

Lenovo's PC Success Won't Ring Smartphone Bell

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Chinese computer maker Lenovo’s low-cost, high-volume formula continues to work for its core PC business. Smartphones is another matter.

Quality, Not Just Quantity, of Infrastructure Needs Attention

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Capital Account: Chief economics commentator Greg Ip says the U.S. could use a rethink on how it distributes dollars for infrastructure projects.

Sarepta's Feast May Not Satisfy

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Sarepta’s shares soared Wednesday, but investors may be letting hope get the better of them.

Altice's U.S. Foray Jumbles Cable

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Suddenlink looks like Altice’s springboard to the American market, and perhaps Time Warner Cable. But the company must also prove its longer-term growth potential.

Massachusetts Mutual Unit Rolls Out Online Life Insurance Approvals

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A Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. unit said it intends to approve consumers for new term life insurance policies in roughly 20 minutes.

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